The hubbub over at the University of Missouri hasn’t died down despite President Tim Wolfe’s decision yesterday to fall on his sword in the name of eliminating “white privilege.” The radical leftists never stop marching, and that’s obvious today in the rollout of their petty tyrannical bossy-pantsing against the media and anyone else who dares to offend the sensibilities of the precious snowflakes who occupy the publicly-funded university.
The Pantywaist Fascists have arrived.
The first indicator of the rise of the Pantywaist Fascists came in the form of the Concerned Students 1950 – “concerned” enough, mind you, to demand a handwritten note from a liberal university president apologizing for his “white privilege” for behavior he condemned – and behavior that may never have even happened in several cases (of the four cases of supposedly racist behavior cited by the media, three are evidenceless and the other is being investigated and punished). The president, being a coward, stepped down in the face of such outrage.
All of this would be laughable if the Pantywaist Fascists didn’t control cowardly politicians and employ the services of drone-like university police, who will apparently violate basic Constitutional law in order to act as the snitch squad for dissenters. But they do.
But the revolution never ends.
Thus, the revolutionaries took their battle to the next level yesterday, when they attempted to block media people from photographing or covering protests in public spaces on the campus. The mob of the not-very-bright but quite sensitive then ganged up on a single cameraman and began shoving and yelling at him, all the while maintaining that he was the aggressor. In the same way a small child might grab the hand of a younger sibling and smack them in the face, then shout “STOP HITTING YOURSELF!” the protesters claimed that the cameraman was in fact pushing them, even as they moved forward to initiate physical contact.
Finally, the horde of Uggs-as-jackboots thugs began grabbing the cameraman’s arm, screaming at him, and chanting in true First Amendment fashion, “Hey hey, ho ho, reporters have got to go!” Authority figures from the university backed the Pantywaist Fascists, naturally. Professor Melissa Click, who teaches mass media in the communications department, began shouting for someone to help her “muscle” a student journalist into ceasing his cruel photography. Click’s background in mass media includes “research projects involve[ing] 50 Shades of Grey readers, the impact of social media in fans’ relationship with Lady Gaga, masculinity and male fans, messages about class and food in reality television programming, and messages about work in children’s television programs.”
Clearly, this woman should be fired for being a useless human being as well as a bureaucratic authoritarian.
Then, finally, the Pantywaist Fascists called upon the men with guns to protect them against the brutal terrorist Feelings-Hurters. The university police released an email to the entire community explaining, “To continue to ensure that the University of Missouri campus remains safe, the MU Police Department (MUPD) is asking individuals who witness incidents of hateful and/or hurtful speech or actions to: Call the police immediately at 573-882-7201….While cases of hateful and hurtful speeches are not crimes, if the individual(s) identified are students, MU’s Office of Student Conduct can take disciplinary action.”
This is the totalitarian rule of the smallminded and emptyheaded. Jonah Goldberg famously described the despotic regimes of Nazism and communism “liberal fascism,” but this crowd doesn’t even deserve that level of respect. Their only political principle is the principle of subjective non-offense: if they are offended, you must be sacrificed. They will call the cops if you say something with which they disagree; they will ban you from public spaces, which must be made “safe” from the likes of you, even if you’re paying the taxes that fund the maintenance of that public space.
All of this would be laughable if the Pantywaist Fascists didn’t control cowardly politicians and employ the services of drone-like university police, who will apparently violate basic Constitutional law in order to act as the snitch squad for dissenters. But they do. And thus their rule begins, on the very leftist utopian campuses their ideological mentors created for them. Fascism begins at home. But it doesn’t end there.